Telling Different Stories – experiment at #melsigntu

Rebecca Sellers (Leeds Beckett University) and Neil Withnell (University of Salford) have volunteered to lead an experiment at our next MELSIG event at Nottingham Trent University on 8 January 2016.

Their challenge will be to push the boundaries of Storify to construct personal learning narratives from the day. Rebecca will be with us in Nottingham – Neil won’t. Neil will be making requests on participants for comments and media to construct his account – so please look out for those. He may also feed the event with related information he finds from ¬†the virtual¬†beyond!

It will be interesting to review the different personal strategies they take and to reflect on how we might apply lessons from this activity towards developing learner-generated Storify narratives as a digital pedagogy.

It is good to have two people in this experiment. If you would like to join them, please do. We will receive a report back (in person and via Google Hangouts) and two Storifies for comparison, towards the end of the day.

Crowdsourcing Digital Narratives #MELSIGrecipes

In the lead up to our event on 8th January we are running a crowdsourcing activity on Digital Narratives. We are building a set of ‘recipes’ on approaches people have taken to incorporating ‘the narrative’ in digital pedagogies.

Already there are examples on digital reflection, digital storytelling and story jumping. We could have millions of ideas in there so if you’re using blogging activities, eportfolios, digital feed forward methods, or… well if you’re doing anything share it!

Go into the Google Slides recipe file here.

Here are the instructions from the slide set:

If you are using or supporting the use of digital narratives in your practice share what you do on the following slides. Thankyou

What you need to do

Each slide in the slide deck contains information about a Digital Narrative technique that can be used by teachers or learners in higher education. The idea of ‘digital narrative’ is broad and will embrace any account in which digital or social media is used to record or present learning over time. We are looking for pedagogies that have a narrative dimension including the use of a blog, digital storytelling, e-portfolios, the use of social media like Storify, etc.. If you think it fits… then it fits!

Adding an idea requires you to add just enough information to convey the idea, but we hope you will provide a link to a blog post or other online resource if further detail is needed.

Make sure there is a fresh slide ready for the next person please (Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+P to paste the outline slide)